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A 2d-365 days medical student at UWI, St Augustine will receive a national scholarship extra than a 365 days after he graduated from secondary faculty.

Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell on Wednesday quashed the Training Ministry’s resolution to retroactively impose contemporary criteria for awarding national scholarships for CAPE by enforcing a 2018 memorandum.

The order became as soon as granted after the ministry admitted that broken-down Presentation College, Chaguanas’(PCC) student Idris Segulam would contain received an extra scholarship in environmental studies if he had been assessed below the pre-2018 criteria and benchmarks.

The court became as soon as additionally told a draft show had been despatched to Cupboard attempting to salvage acclaim for Segulam to be awarded the extra scholarship.

Segulam graduated in 2019 with eight ones and 21 As and three Bs in his profile in both devices for biology, chemistry, environmental studies, Caribbean studies, and communique studies.

In his lawsuit, he acknowledged he selected the issues in order to be eligible for a scholarship in two groupings: environmental science and natural science.

Segulam acknowledged his self-discipline choices had been in step with the criteria that utilized in 2017, when he entered sixth form, but by circular memorandum No 8 of 2018, the ministry despatched contemporary eligibility criteria.

He acknowledged he became as soon as no longer conscious the contemporary criteria would note to him since he had selected his issues sooner than the alternate.

“It’d be wholly unreasonable, irrational, and unfair for the protection to be modified after I had already selected my issues,” he acknowledged. Segulam acknowledged when he and several other college students at PCC did no longer accumulate scholarships, even when they got all ones, he became as soon as told he became as soon as handiest notion to be as below natural sciences but did no longer meet the requisite benchmark of 22 A profiles.

He acknowledged if he had been notion to be as below the pre-2018 environmental science cognate group, he would contain met the benchmark of seven grade ones since below the 2018 criteria geography grew to alter into a obligatory self-discipline. Segulam acknowledged after he uncover about a identical lawsuit provocative one more PCC student, he realised he too had been wronged and sought correct advice.

The broken-down PCC student became as soon as represented by attorneys Anand Ramlogan, SC, Renuka Rambhajan, Che Dindial and Alana Rambarran.

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